Hiking & Skiing

The tourist office has details of excellent hiking and cycling routes around Mittenwald. Popular hikes with cable-car access will take you up the grandaddy Alpspitze (2628m), as well as the Wank, Mt Karwendel and the Wettersteinspitze. Return tickets to Karwendel, which boasts Germany’s second-highest cable-car route (the top station is at 2244m), cost €17 per adult and €11 per child return.

The Karwendel ski field has one of the longest runs (7km) in Germany, but it is primarily for freestyle pros. All-day ski passes to the nearby Kranzberg ski fields, the best all-round option, cost €29 per adult and €20 per child. For equipment hire and ski/snowboard instruction contact the Erste Skischule Mittenwald.